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Government suspends Air Traffic controllers’ strike

4 April 2015

The Council of Ministers has postponed a strike by air traffic controllers at Ercan Airport for 60 days.

A 6 hour strike which had been started by the Air traffic Controllers’ Union yesterday evening caused delays to over a dozen flights.

Speaking to BRT, the President of the Air traffic Controllers Trade Union Cem Kapsız said that the strike was over government’s failure to honour an earlier agreement it signed regarding the rights of air traffic control staff at Ercan Airport.

Commenting on the Council of Minister’s decision to postpone the strike by 60 days, Kapsiz said: “The strike has been postponed for 2 months. We are now expecting the government to take steps in a positive direction during this 2 month period. Our strikes will continue if the government fails to take any positive action”.

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